Catherine Earnshaw's passionate statement reveals the core of Emily Bronte's tempestuous literary masterpiece. Meeting as children, Catherine and Heathcliff begin a relationship that grows into obsession as family, class, and fate work against them as much as their own jealous natures.
"compelling and intense; the narrator grew on me"
This powerful story of passion, adultery, honor, and repression caused a tremendous controversy in 1850 when it was published, because of its provocative subject matter. Set in Puritan New England, the novel begins with Hester Prynne, a young woman with an illegitimate baby daughter, leaving prison to face her scornful townsfolk. Forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" to remind people of her adultery, Hester obstinately holds her head high and refuses to reveal the father of her child.
"Unbearable quality recording"
Hostile invading Martians wreak havoc and destruction in England. This science-fiction classic has terrified generations of readers!
Nora, a banker's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The play's theme, touting a woman's independence, shocked audiences at the time of its premiere.
"Great way to get the story "
A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics. This is the play that was later to be adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady.
"Great reader bring characters to life"
Now mature, Anne Shirley departs Avonlea for Redmond College. Her journey teaches her many things not taught in the classroom - the joys, tears, laughter, and beauty of life...and the overwhelming power of love.
Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th century England.
"Practically perfect in every way"
This is the story of the mystical travels of Diamond, a coachman's son, through distant lands and strange events while riding on the back of the beautiful North Wind.
The newlyweds move into their house of dreams where they share joys and sorrows with their special neighbors Captain Jim, Leslie Moore, and Cornelia. The births of their children are a moving part of this beautiful story.
As she begins her career as a teacher, Anne's vivid imagination and her romanticism lead to a number of embarrassing as well as amusing episodes.
With humor and compassion we enter the world of a small seacoast village located in northern Maine, where courage and caring are beautifully exemplified.
This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Frank Cowperwood, a ruthlessly domineering wheeler-dealer, experiences both the heights and the depths of the financial world, always with his loving mistress championing his every move.
This beloved Swiss children's tale has been beloved by generations of children and adults. Orphan Heidi's life in the Alps with her grandfather, Peter the goatherd, and her friendship with Klara, her invalid playmate, is both poignant and heartwarming.
"A wonderful Story. Highly recommended"
Urged on by the lovely Hilda, Solness, a successful builder, takes their relationship a step too far.
The deadly feud between the Montagues and the Capulets forces Romeo and Juliet to wed in secret. What could possibly go wrong?
This is a beautiful description of Helen Keller's discoveries as she learns to appreciate, through the sense of touch, the world around her. Loss of sight and hearing only increase her joy of life and its treasures.
Rachel Innes rents a summer house that is full of hidden rooms and sinister happenings. Chilling horror, romance, and rollicking humor permeate this suspenseful mystery novel.
Set in upstate New York on a comfortable estate, the law-abiding family of Mr. Wharton suddenly finds the Revolutionary War at its door. They are an American family with friendly British ties, but they have kept their dual loyalties from affecting their peaceful life, until a secret visit from Wharton's own son, Henry, changes everything
When an elderly spinster and her brother decide to adopt a boy to help out with the farm chores, mischievous Anne arrives instead, and soon no one can imagine Green Gables without her.
This classic thriller, set in England prior to World War II, involves murder, mystery, a country-wide chase, espionage and international intrigue.